When the Circus Comes to Town



I have no idea of the provenance of this half-hour compilation. Shown at cinemas before the main feature? Whatever the case, it has everything. Cornball music, girly cheesecake, animated cartoon, stop-motion cartoon, narration by a chimp. Also, the highly disturbing image reproduced below. Somehow I feel it relates to the "horse fondling" theme of yesterday.

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     Posted By: Paul - Wed Sep 16, 2015
     Category: Animals | Clowns | Dreams and Nightmares | Music | Sex Symbols | Cartoons | Stop-motion Animation | 1940s





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The 1st two, I'm almost certain, weren't made for 'the kiddies'. That they were made during the war & had some (for the times) SERIOUS cheese cake in them would suggest to me that they were aimed at keeping the troops happy. "Official Films" is yet another clue.

Anybody got a WWII vet in the house?
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 09/16/15 at 08:17 AM
That chimp thing at the end was 1951 so not part and parcel of those 1st two clips.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 09/16/15 at 08:22 AM
Definitely filler for between the main feature films. The little California Central Valley town I grew up in did, fortunately, have a movie theatre and I spent a lot of my childhood there. These examples are typical of what would be shown. I never did see any Pathe news features - the day for those had long passed - but I do remember these.
Posted by KDP on 09/16/15 at 03:35 PM
Donkey ears and tail, a pig nose and dressed as a little girl- yep disturbing alright!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 09/16/15 at 04:36 PM
How about the naked chicken doing a fan dance? Very weird.
Posted by ges on 09/17/15 at 10:10 PM
What do you expect, within ten years the country would be filled with Bob dobbses, And their wives drinking ephedrine, benzedrine, amphetamine.
Posted by The man with no face on 09/18/15 at 01:16 PM
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